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      02-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #23
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Amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing your progress and your growing addiction to the track
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      02-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #24
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Nice reading your journey and the evolution of your car. It looks great!
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      02-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #25
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the car looks amazing. the black side-skirts really suprised me. they look great. and the blue-on-blue is money. clean mods. very well done.
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      02-18-2012, 10:03 PM   #26
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im in love with this car...
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I love the PF side skirts. Nice car
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      02-19-2012, 12:16 AM   #28
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Great thread!! The Mag Blue TEs are by far your best setup! Like they were made for your car ahhah
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      02-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #29
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      02-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #30
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Your journey is similar to mine, after I started tracking. Mine started with my old E36 M3 years ago.

How do you like the JRZs, what spring rate are you using?
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Your journey is similar to mine, after I started tracking. Mine started with my old E36 M3 years ago.

How do you like the JRZs, what spring rate are you using?
Hated them when I was on wrong spring rates, The R's Tuning has been helping me out with test and tune. Now that I'm running softer rates in the rear, I'm happy. Shocks are excellent.

With the same shocks, I've run 650 front 900 rear, which was terrible on the track I run most often. I reduced the rear rate to 800 and it was much better. I'm currently on 650 front Hyperco springs, but I just ordered some Eibach springs from Ground Control this Friday, which will bring my front down to 550.

In the end, I think spring rates, like alignment, depend very, very heavily on driver preference. I know someone running like 400ish front and like 500 or 600ish rear on JRZ's and Motons? And then I know someone running like 800ish and 1100ish on Motons. Then I drove 500ish/800 on someone else's car and I was pretty happy with it, front was a tiny bit pudgy though.

I wouldn't rely on my spring setup though, and I wouldn't rely on other forum members' advice either. Short of getting multiple springs and trying different rates out, I'd take the time to speak to someone knowledgeable like R's or PF or Ground Control or PSI, etc., and be clear about how you want your car's handling characteristics to be.

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      02-19-2012, 12:42 AM   #32
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Hated them when I was on wrong spring rates, The R's Tuning has been helping me out with test and tune. Now that I'm running softer rates in the rear, I'm happy. Shocks are excellent.

With the same shocks, I've run 650 front 900 rear, which was terrible on the track I run most often. I reduced the rear rate to 800 and it was much better. I'm currently on 650 front Hyperco springs, but I just ordered some Eibach springs from Ground Control this Friday, which will bring my front down to 550.

In the end, I think spring rates, like alignment, depend very, very heavily on driver preference. I know someone running like 400ish front and like 500 or 600ish rear on JRZ's and Motons? And then I know someone running like 800ish and 1100ish on Motons. Then I drove 500ish/800 on someone else's car and I was pretty happy with it, front was a tiny bit pudgy though. I wouldn't rely on my spring setup, and I certainly wouldn't rely on other forum member's advice. Short of getting multiple springs and trying different rates out, I'd take the time to speak to someone knowledgeable like R's or PF or Ground Control or PSI, etc.
My JRZ RS1s are here, and it was a challenge deciding on spring rates, even with James@Bimmerworld helping me out.
In the end we went with 500/800. I was running KW CS, and it seemed 500/800 was not a bad combo for dual purpose car, found it rough for daily use though. Expecting the JRZ shock when set up right should handle the spring rate for everyday use with no issues.

You find your car neutral??
What size RS-3s you running?
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      02-19-2012, 12:48 AM   #33
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My JRZ RS1s are here, and it was a challenge deciding on spring rates, even with James@Bimmerworld helping me out.
In the end we went with 500/800. I was running KW CS, and it seemed 500/800 was not a bad combo for dual purpose car, found it rough for daily use though. Expecting the JRZ shock when set up right should handle the spring rate for everyday use with no issues.

You find your car neutral??
What size RS-3s you running?
Hopefully when I get my 550 springs in I can give you a positive response. Someone on the forum rode in another person's car with JRZ RS and said the setup tried was very capable of handling daily road work.

R-S3's are 275/35/18 all around. Ran a 265/35/18 front and 285/35/18 rear before, but experienced a bit of under with that set-up. I'm liking the square set-up better.
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      02-19-2012, 12:53 AM   #34
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Hopefully when I get my 550 springs in I can give you a positive response. Someone on the forum rode in another person's car with JRZ RS and said the setup tried was very capable of handling daily road work.

R-S3's are 275/35/18 all around. Ran a 265/35/18 front and 285/35/18 rear before, but experienced a bit of under with that set-up. I'm liking the square set-up better.
Good luck with the new spring rate, hopefully it meets your expectations.
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Good luck with the new spring rate, hopefully it meets your expectations.
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      02-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #36
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love the pics and the new TE37s
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      02-19-2012, 10:08 AM   #37
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I love reading build journals. Great progression of the car. If I had the coin to, there is no doubt I would have taken a similar route with the E90.

Volks are hands down the best wheels ever. If there's any lesson I've learned from selling my last three sets of Volks...it's to NEVER sell Volks! I've regretted selling every single set, hahaha. I just need to start a collection.

Do you feel the upgrade from RS to RS Pro was a good step? I am debating right now if going with a remote canister damper is worth the extra pennies.

Best of luck with your continuous journey with your car. Keep us posted!

Oh, and I voted for you for COTM!!!
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      02-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #38
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      02-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #39
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Nice pics!

What's the specs of the RE30?
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      02-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #40
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Thanks for the writeup. You do such a good job of keeping your car clean despite track duty. The front of my car looks like someone has been rubbing it with a hot rubber mallet!
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      02-19-2012, 12:30 PM   #41
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you car looks better and better as the time goes by. Good read!
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What a great write up Brian!!! We have one more test and tune day to go!
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Nice write up!
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Nice reading your journey and the evolution of your car. It looks great!
Thanks for the photos as always John.

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I love reading build journals. Great progression of the car. If I had the coin to, there is no doubt I would have taken a similar route with the E90.

Volks are hands down the best wheels ever. If there's any lesson I've learned from selling my last three sets of Volks...it's to NEVER sell Volks! I've regretted selling every single set, hahaha. I just need to start a collection.

Do you feel the upgrade from RS to RS Pro was a good step? I am debating right now if going with a remote canister damper is worth the extra pennies.

Best of luck with your continuous journey with your car. Keep us posted!

Oh, and I voted for you for COTM!!!
Yes, I regret selling my RE30's already....I totally agree. I will Volk so long as they continue to be JWL+R & VIA certified.

To be honest, the remote canisters were more of a convenience item than something necessary, since it's easier to reach the compression adjustment knob. I sold the RS's when I got the RS Pros, and the new owner is completely satisfied with them. As for me, it got more complicated as I now had to deal with making nitrogen pressure adjustments, adding another variable to the existing compression, rebound and spring rate ones. Sure it's a pain getting under the car to do adjustments, but I think RS's are good for 90% of weekend warriors out there, whereas the RS Pros require more attention.

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Thanks for the writeup. You do such a good job of keeping your car clean despite track duty. The front of my car looks like someone has been rubbing it with a hot rubber mallet!
1/3 hood/fender and full bumper clear-bra. I hear I'll regret it later when the paint discolors due to it being protected on one part of the hood and not on another, but I'm not regretting it right now. That, and photo editing. My car had just come back from a track day weekend when we put those TE37's on, and if you look really closely, you can still see some of the dust build-up.

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Nice pics!

What's the specs of the RE30?
They were 19x9 ET15 and 19x10 ET15. Was perfectly flush for both me and the new owner with normal M3 alignment specs. (i.e. The neg. 1.6ish camber and such. I'm now on neg. 3 up front and nothing really looks flush anymore! )

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What a great write up Brian!!! We have one more test and tune day to go!
Yes! Thank you for everything Ricky, I can't wait to finish dialing out my suspension! Sounds like you'll have fun helping Josh out with those Motons from now on too.

And thank you everyone else for all the kind comments! Much appreciated.

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